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Charter Review Task Force to Hold its First Meeting

MIAMI (June 23, 2017)

The Miami-Dade County Charter Review Task Force will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at 10 a.m., at the Miami-Dade County Main Library Auditorium, located at 101 West Flagler St.

Items to be discussed at the first meeting include: Selection of a Chairperson, establishing a meeting calendar, proposed areas of study to be taken into consideration in the review of the Charter, and any other matters within the Task Force’s purview. The Commission on Ethics will also provide a briefing regarding Florida’s Sunshine Laws.

On March 20 2017, the Board of County Commissioners approved Resolution No. R-304-17, creating a Charter Review Task Force. The Charter Review Task Force will review the Home Rule Charter of Miami-Dade County in its entirety and will prepare and submit to the Board of County Commissioners written recommendations setting forth any proposed amendments or revisions to the Charter.

In conducting its review, the Task Force is charged with the following: Study the Final Report of the last Charter Review Task Force; study all proposed charter amendments submitted to the voters since the last Charter Review Task Force issued its recommendations; invite knowledgeable members of the community to appear and make recommendations; invite representatives of Miami-Dade County’s municipalities to appear and make recommendations; conduct public hearings at various stages in the review process; conduct regional public meetings to convey recommendations of the Charter Review Task Force to persons in attendance and receive any additional comments from the public regarding recommendations.

The Task Force consists of 15 members, with 13 of the members appointed by each County Commissioner, one by the Mayor of Miami-Dade County, and one by the Chair of the Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation.

For more information, visit the Home Rule Charter website.

Who:
Charter Review Task Force
What:
Miami-Dade County Charter Review Task Force Meeting
When:
June 28, 2017 — 10:00 a.m.
Where:
Miami-Dade County Main Library Auditorium
101 West Flagler St.